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Old May 9th, 2007, 12:19 PM   #1
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Ultimate London 56Killer

Summer n winter

1.





2.Soho cafe, watching people watching people







3.Faster than you think







4.Oxford Street mess







5.






6.Piccadilly Circus and the Eros







7. Didnt notice them till after...







8.All Souls






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11.Berwick Street, home to London's vinyl stores...







12....and street market






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14.Centre point demarcating the tacky end of Oxford St (spot the chavs)







15.Soho 19th century grime







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18.the famous Black Street Records







19.London's favourite meeting point, on the corner







20. ...and the hidden statues above the fountain







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22.






23.Crowds everywhere, gets exhausting







24.Gay district Soho







25.Spot the pimp







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27.Over 500 (registered) rickshaws ply the sex n entertainment district, when not taking a breather







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30.Chinatown dragon dancers













31.Bar Italia, Jimmy's, Nino's Salon, Caffe Nero







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34. Change of scenery, the banks of the Thames









35.







Symmetry








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39.
40. Tate Modern







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42. Light installation (hey kidster), this gives you snow blindness in different shades of colour







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44. Back to the West End, and a caught look







45. The 3 streets of the West End Chinatown, the closest London gets to a small ghetto,
and tiny focus for 180,000 Chinese who live spread out across the capital along with everyone else







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48.






49.






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51.






52.







53. The inner city, the leafy Kurdish high street







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56.






57. The Barbican Centre, luxury brutalism at $2million a pop







58.







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60.







61. Hampstead-on-the-Hill, one of Londons urban villages








62.Follow the hat







63.






64.






65.






66.






67.Journeys end






WINTER 2006

1.Chinatown celebrations, the largest outside China (300,000 crowd)








1a.







1b.







2. Many of the palaces and grand buildings set up ice rinks, this is the vast Natural History Museum








3.Xmas lights








3b.





4.Lonesome phonebox









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6.Lonesome scooter







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9.Hangover cure






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computerised light installation and dance @Trafalgar Square

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toilet signs



to be continued...

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Old May 9th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #2
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these ones are off the mobile:














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Old May 9th, 2007, 05:12 PM   #3
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Great pics - captures that London feeling very well
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Old May 9th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #4
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Simply brilliant. How can you beat that?
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Old May 9th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #5
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Very good thread bro. Very very good. Some of it made me laugh too, is that 'no stopping and staring' sign for real?
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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #6
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nah, just a piece of guerilla art on the Millennium bridge.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #7
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Great to see street scenes. My picks: summer #2 and 57, winter #8 (really bad luck it is overexposed, otherwise great view with SwissRE in the background) and 9.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 07:22 AM   #8
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Awesome! I bet summer in London is great.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 08:14 AM   #9
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such a wonderful blending and confluence of the worlds people.
awesome thread, two thumbs up.
captivates the true soul of london
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Old May 10th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #10
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Very good thread bro. Very very good. Some of it made me laugh too, is that 'no stopping and staring' sign for real?
It's opposite the Tate Gallery (Modern Art Museum) which should give away the idea behind it ;O)
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:06 PM   #11
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Great to see street scenes. My picks: summer #2 and 57, winter #8 (really bad luck it is overexposed, otherwise great view with SwissRE in the background) and 9.

Thanks, yep winter no 8 is off Brick Lane, its a great view of the Gherkin but taken off a crappy phone as alot of these are - the price ya pay for opportunism. I wish I could afford a high res micro thing
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Old May 10th, 2007, 03:01 PM   #12
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More pix of the streetscape

London cacophany, retail wonderland or inhuamn nightmare depending on your wallet
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street 'furniture'








































































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Old May 10th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #13
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London is looking freaking good....looks like alot of street life is going on - lovely
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Great pictures.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #15
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God I miss London. Back in August though.

The greatest city in the world? You betcha!
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Brings back memories. Very sentimental
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Old May 14th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #17
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Lol since when is SoHo the gay district? I wondered there drunk one night with my friends trying to find a strip club. Anyways good pics.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #18
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Soho (not SoHo, don't whatever you do confuse it with the NYC version, this is the 350 year old original) is the gay district, sex district, Chinatownand media village rolled into one, its also part of Theatreland and is chock full of restaurants, bars and cafes - anything goes here. However due to the conservative Westminster Council putting a ban on alcohol after 3am alot of the established clubs are moving out to 'the new West End', the East End. Meanwhile the gay village has half decamped to Vauxhall, south of the river. Theres still alot going on in Soho with the streets still crowded at 4am, but its not the 24hr place it once was.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #19
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No alcohol after 3am? Wstminster Council should really not interfere with these kind of matters. Why did they come up with this rule anyway?
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AWESOME Thread! great pix, really does show the 'London Feeling'
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